Who is Evin Lewis?
Do you know who is the Lucknow Super Giants’ batter Evin Lewis? This hitter brings victory for his team against Kolkata Knight Riders on 31st March, 22.
He played for under 19 West Indies cricket team in the international cricket in the world cup that celebrated in 2010.
Lewis was born on 27 December, 1991 in Rio Claro . His full name is Evin Earl Lewis. This West Indies player , though a left – handed batter , bowls with right hand , medium delivery.
He plays for Lucknow Super Giants in 2022 till the present.( Indian Premier League)
In 2021 he played for Rajasthan Royals (Indian Premier League)
From 2018 till present he has been playing for Comilla Victorians.
From 2018 to 2019 he played in the Mumbai Indians team ( Indian Premier League )
In 2018 he played for Peshawar Zalmi.
From 2016 to 2017 Lewis played for Dhaka Dynamites.
In 2015 he played for Barisal Bulls.
From 2015 till the present time he has been a batter of St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
In 2014 Lewis played for T & T Red Steel.
From 2012 till the present he has been playing for Trinidad and Tobago.
The left-handed fierceful batter Lewis first gathered recognition in the field of international cricket in 2012 when he played in Champions League T20 .
This Champions League happened in South Africa. Evin Lewis collected a total of 211 runs from five matches for Trinidad and Tobago.
On 31 March the supporters of Chennai Super Kings started enjoying for they knew the match almost went to their favour.
Evin Lewis did not give up hope. He continued his struggle with belief and confidence that he would reach the target to lash out his opponent Chennai Super Kings.
Lewis realised if he could be unbeaten for few minutes to hit a few bowls , it would not be impossible to win.
19th over betrays Chennai : The twist of the match
In the 19 th over Evin Lewis hit two boundaries and one over boundary . The turning point of the match is here.
At Lucknow Super Giants won over Chennai even before 20 over dies . In the West Indies cricket team he played as a substitute. Lewis went through a hardship to establish himself .
Similarity with Gayle :
Is Evin Lewis a student of Chris Gayle ? Though Lewis did not take directly cricket lesson from the West Indies hitter Chris Gayle , he learnt a lot from Gayle.
Lewis considers Gayle as his master. He prepared himself following closely the play of Chris Gayle.
Both of them played together for West Indies. Their hitting style is almost same.
Why Lewis chose Chris Gayle as his mentor ? He himself said that like Gayle he hit so many sixes and fours. So Lewis finds a similarity between himself and Gayle.
In 2016 just before T20 World Cup the veteran cricketer Lendl Simmons got wound. Lewis was chosen in place of Simons. Though he did not get a chance to play in that World Cup.
Debut match against Afghanistan in2016:
Again in 2016 Lewis played in his inauguration match against Afganistan in T20 format in Nagpur.
Glamorous century against Indian :
In his second T20 match against Indian Lewis scored a century . The World cricket came forward to give him acknowledgement for his 100 out of 48 deliveries.
One Day cricket inauguration against Pakistan :
Evin Lewis played his inauguration match in ODI format against Pakistan.
Presently Lewis participate nearly in all T20 cricket. He plays in Caribbean Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League , Global T20 League.
In the Indian Premier League Evin Lewis first played for Mumbai Indians. Next he joined in the Rajsthan Royals. Now he the one of most Important warriors of Lucknow Super Giants.
He scored 1847 runs from 47 matches in one day cricket till now with a his highest score 176.
In the international T20 he scored 1423 runs playing 50 matches.
Lewis has been showing his excellence in IPL since 2018 by hitting boundaries and over boundaries .
In Champions League he was the top scorer with a strike rate 141.61.
In the Caribbean Premier League Lewis scored 321 runs by playing 8 innings as a Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel batter . By this record he was only 42 runs away from Chris Gayle Who played 11 innings.
In Bangladesh Premier League in 2016 Lewis made 101 runs out of 65 bowls which is enough score for West Indies cricket board to call Lewis in West Indies Team.
At that time Lendl Simmons got an injury and this helped Lewis to build his career as an international cricketer.
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